Cape Town – A taxi driver was reportedly assaulted to death outside a Pietermaritzburg police station on Thursday night after an altercation with two men who refused to pay their taxi fare.
The taxi was allegedly travelling from town to Taylor’s Halt, according to The Witness. Two men in the taxi began arguing with the driver about the taxi fare.
“Eventually the passengers paid their fare but the argument persisted until the driver decided to pass by the police station where he parked the taxi outside and went inside the police station,” said Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson, sergeant Sifiso Gwala as quoted by the report.
IOL reported that while the driver was inside the police station he heard a noise outside and went to investigate.
It was the two men damaging the taxi.
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“He attempted to stop the suspects, who attacked him with stones and sticks and he sustained injuries,” the report quoted police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo as saying.
An ambulance was called to the scene. However, upon arrival, the driver had already succumbed to his injuries.
No arrests have been made.
Police are investigating a case of murder.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo